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Deputy Minister Botes to host bilateral consultations with his Italian counterpart. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, will co-chair the inaugural meeting of the South Africa-Italy Bilateral Consultations with his counterpart, Ms Emanuela Del Re, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in Pretoria on Friday, 13 December 2019.

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Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini on the occasion of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) – United Nations (UN) Seminar on: “South Africa in the Multilateral World”, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 December 2019. Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini on the occasion of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) – United Nations (UN) Seminar on: “South Africa in the Multilateral World”, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 December 2019.

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Keynote Address by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini on the occasion of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) – United Nations (UN) Seminar on: “South Africa in the Multilateral World”, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 December 2019.

Edward K Ndopu receives an award in recognition of his outstanding contribution to human rights advocacy at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) – United Nations (UN) Seminar on: “South Africa in the Multilateral World”, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 10 December 2019.

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Keynote Address by Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the DIRCO-UN Seminar on “South Africa in the Multilateral World,” DIRCO, O.R. Tambo Building, 10 December 2019. It is my honour and privilege to welcome Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in South Africa and all of our distinguished guests and panellists, to this critical and timely Seminar titled: “South Africa in the Multilateral World.”
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Remarks by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini at the Southern African Regional Launch of the Third United Nations (UN) Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 December 2019. Remarks by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini at the Southern African Regional Launch of the Third United Nations (UN) Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 December 2019.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
Remarks by Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini at the Southern African Regional Launch of the Third United Nations (UN) Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 9 December 2019.
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Remarks by the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, at the Southern African Regional Launch of the United Nations Global Study on Children deprived of Liberty, Pretoria, 9 December 2019. I wish to welcome all participants on behalf of the Government of the Republic of South Africa to the Southern African regional launch of the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
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Deputy Minister Mashigo-Dlamini to speak at the launch of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty

The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will on Monday, 09 December 2019, deliver remarks at the launch of the Third United Nations (UN) Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.

Date :

Monday, 9 December 2019

Time : 08H30
Venue :

University of Pretoria
Future Africa Campus (Auditorium)
South Street
Koedoespoort 456-Jr
Pretoria

RSVP : cossad@dirco.gov.za and netsiandai@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the Ninth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), Nairobi, Republic of Kenya, 6-10 December 2019. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the Ninth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP), Nairobi, Republic of Kenya, 6-10 December 2019.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the 110th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Council of Ministers, Nairobi, Republic of Kenya, 7 December 2019. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes at the 110th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Council of Ministers, Nairobi, Republic of Kenya, 7 December 2019.

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Deputy Minister Alvin Botes addresses the 110th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Council of Ministers, Nairobi, Republic of Kenya, 7 December 2019. Deputy Minister Alvin Botes addresses the 110th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) Council of Ministers, Nairobi, Republic of Kenya, 7 December 2019.

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Deputy Minister Botes leads South African delegation at the Ninth ACP Summit. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, is leading a South African delegation at the Ninth Summit of Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) taking place in Nairobi, Kenya, from 06 to 10 December 2019.

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Joint Communiqué between the Government of Ghana and the Government of South Africa, on the occasion of a Working Visit to Ghana, at the invitation of the Government of Ghana, of His Excellency Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa, from 4th to 5th December, 2019. At the invitation of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Cyril Matamela Ramaphosa, President of the Republic of South Africa undertook a two-day Working Visit to Ghana from 4th- 5th December, 2019.
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President pays Working Visits to Guinea Conakry, Ghana and Togo. President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, Tuesday, 03 December 2019, depart from Cape Town to undertake working visits to the Republic of Guinea on 4 December 2019, Republic of Ghana on 5 December 2019 and Republic of Togo on 6 December 2019.

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Launch of the 2020 SADC Media Awards Competition. The South African media are invited to submit their entries for the 2020 SADC Media Awards competition.
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Minister Naledi Pandor delivers the eulogy at the Memorial Service of the late Ambassador Radhi-Sghaiar Bachir of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to South Africa, DIRCO Conference Centre, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 December 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor delivers the eulogy at the Memorial Service of the late Ambassador Radhi-Sghaiar Bachir of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to South Africa, DIRCO Conference Centre, OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 2 December 2019.

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Tribute by Minister Dr Naledi Pandor on the occasion of the Memorial Service in honour of the late Ambassador Radhi-Sghaiar Bachir of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to South Africa, DIRCO Conference Centre, 2 December 2019. At the very onset, allow me to take this opportunity to thank you all for honouring our invitation to honour our colleague, brother, friend, and most of all comrade - His Excellency Ambassador Radhi-Sgaiar Bachir of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to South Africa who passed on 27 November 2019, after a short illness.

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Minister Pandor to deliver the eulogy at the Memorial Service of the Saharawi Ambassador to South Africa

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will deliver the eulogy at the memorial service of His Excellency Mr. Radhi-Sghaiar Bachir, Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to the Republic of South Africa in Pretoria.

Date :

Monday, 2 December 2019

Time : 09H00
Venue :

OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Pretoria, South Africa, 28 November 2019.

United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, Pretoria, South Africa, 28 November 2019.

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United Nations International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This year marks 42 years since the United Nations (UN) General Assembly established the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

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Minister Pandor sends message of condolences following the passing of the Saharawi Ambassador to South Africa. The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, has learnt with shock and sadness of the passing of His Excellency Mr. Radhi-Sghaiar Bachir, Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to the Republic of South Africa.

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Postponement of the Annual Diplomatic Fun Fair. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) has taken the decision to postpone indefinitely the 2019 Annual Diplomatic Fun Fair, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, 30 November 2019, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

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Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the closing ceremony of the Multi-Stakeholder National Dialogue Plenary II, Kingdom of Lesotho, 27 November 2019. It is a privilege for me to be part of this final Plenary of the Multi-Stakeholder National Dialogue on national reforms in the Kingdom of Lesotho.
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The role of civil society in advancing human security, Opinionista, Daily Maverick, by Naledi Pandor, 27 November 2019. Many researchers and social commentators have increasingly asserted the significant role that civil society organisations can play in addressing human security in South Africa and in many developing countries.

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Media Briefing by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) to African journalists on South Africa’s approach to its role as Chair of the African Union (AU), OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 27 November 2019.

Media Briefing by the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) to African journalists on South Africa’s approach to its role as Chair of the African Union (AU), OR Tambo Building, Pretoria, South Africa, 27 November 2019.

Photo: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO

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DIRCO to brief visiting African journalists on SA’s approach to its role as Chair of the AU

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) will on Wednesday, 27 November 2019, brief a media delegation from several African countries, including Ghana, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, on South Africa’s approach to its role as Chair of the Africa Union (AU) for the year 2020.

Date :

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Time : 09H00
Venue :

Training Room 7
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : cossad@dirco.gov.za and netsiandai@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries : Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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South Africa’s Statement on current developments in the State of Palestine. The Government of South Africa reaffirms that in terms of globally accepted international law, the Israeli settlements are illegal.

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Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Nagoya, Japan, 23 November 2019. Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Nagoya, Japan, 23 November 2019.
Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini at the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Nagoya, Japan, 23 November 2019.

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Statement delivered by Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini during the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Nagoya, Japan, 23 November 2019. Allow me to congratulate Japan on successfully co-hosting, with the African Union Commission, TICAD-7 in Yokohama in August this year with the successful adoption of the Yokohama Declaration and its priorities of African development premised on people, technology and innovation.

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Official Dinner hosted by the Foreign Minister of Japan, Mr MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Nagoya, Japan, 22 November 2019.

Official Dinner hosted by the Foreign Minister of Japan, Mr MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Nagoya, Japan, 22 November 2019.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO

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Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and the Secretary for International Trade Economic Affairs and the G20 Sherpa, Ambassador Norberto Moretti, of Brazil, on the margins of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Nagoya, Japan, 22 November 2019.

Bilateral Meeting between Deputy Minister Candith Mashego-Dlamini and the Secretary for International Trade Economic Affairs and the G20 Sherpa, Ambassador Norberto Moretti, of Brazil, on the margins of the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Nagoya, Japan, 22 November 2019.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO

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Deputy Minister Mashego-Dlamini leads South Africa’s delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Japan. The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Candith Mashego-Dlamini, will lead a South African delegation to the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting scheduled for 22-23 November 2019 in Nagoya, Japan.

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Closing Ceremony and signing of the Protocols of the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, Pretoria, South Africa, 22 November 2019. Closing Ceremony and signing of the Protocols of the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, Pretoria, South Africa, 22 November 2019.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
Closing Ceremony and signing of the Protocols of the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, Pretoria, South Africa, 22 November 2019.
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Conclusion of the Diplomatic Conference on the adoption of the Mining, Agricultural and Construction Equipment (MAC) Protocol. The Government of the Republic of South Africa, in collaboration with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), hosted a Diplomatic Conference that adopted an international treaty that facilitates the financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) equipment.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the UN Security Council Briefing on the situation in the Middle East, including the question of Palestine, Wednesday, 20 November 2019. Madam President. Let me thank Mr Nikolay Mladenov, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Ms Tania Hary, Executive Director of Gisha – Legal Centre for Freedom of Movement for their briefings.
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Statement on the Cabinet Meeting of 20 November 2019. Statement on the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Issues in the environment - South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC) - Cabinet reflected on the positive outcomes of the SAIC and the Africa Investment Forum (AIF) held from 5 to 7 November and from 11 to 13 November, respectively.

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Statement by Ambassador Jerry Matjila Permanent Representative of South Africa to the United Nations, during the Security Council Debate on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace: The Role of Reconciliation in the Maintenance of International Peace and Security, 19 November 2019. Mr President, I wish to begin by thanking the Secretary-General, Professor Alpaslan Özerdem and Ms Ilwad Elman for their briefings on this very important topic on the role and value of reconciliation in the maintenance of international peace and security.

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Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor regarding South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of October 2019, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019. Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor regarding South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of October 2019, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019.
Media Briefing by Minister Naledi Pandor regarding South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of October 2019, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019.

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Media Statement by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor on South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council, 18 November 2019. Welcome to this briefing in which we will provide an overview of the outcomes of South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nation’s Security Council (UNSC) in October and the progress achieved in our thematic areas.

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Minister Pandor to address media on South Africa’s Presidency of the UNSC

Members of the media are invited to a media briefing to be addressed by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, regarding South Africa’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of October 2019

Date :

Monday, 18 November 2019

Time : 11H30
Venue :

University of South Africa (UNISA)
Muckleneuk Campus
Bamboo Hall
3rd Floor
Kgorong Building
Preller Street
Pretoria

RSVP :

Nelson Kgwete on 076 431 3078 or Kgopotso Rapakuana on 073 058 3876

Enquiries :

Mr Lunga Ngqengelele on 082 566 0446

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Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at a symposium under the theme: “The best path to a prosperous Zimbabwe", University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019. Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at a symposium under the theme: “The best path to a prosperous Zimbabwe", University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019.
Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at a symposium under the theme: “The best path to a prosperous Zimbabwe", University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa, 18 November 2019.

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Address by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, MP, at UNISA, on 18 November 2019. Symposium “Best path towards a prosperous Zimbabwe”. Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, the social and economic situation confronting Zimbabwe is one of the most challenging facing the southern African region.
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Minister Pandor to host a symposium on the best path to a prosperous Zimbabwe

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will on Monday, 18 November 2019, host a symposium under the theme: “The best path to a prosperous Zimbabwe", at the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Date :

Monday, 18 November 2019

Time : 08H30
Venue :

University of South Africa (UNISA)
Muckleneuk Campus
3rd Floor
Kgorong Building
Preller Street
Pretoria

RSVP : Kgopotso Rapakuana, rapakuanak@dirco.gov.za, 073 058 3876
Enquiries :

Mr Lunga Ngqengelele, Media Liaison Officer, 082 566 0446, ngqengelelel@dirco.gov.za

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Deputy President Mabuza departs to Uganda on South Sudan Special Envoy Mission. Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Special Envoy to South Sudan, has today, 13 November 2019 departed to Entebbe, in the Republic of Uganda ahead of his regional consultations.

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President Ramaphosa arrives in Brazil for the 11th BRICS Summit. President Cyril Ramaphosa has today, Tuesday, 12 November 2019, arrived in Brasilia in the Federative Republic of Brazil where he is leading the South African delegation to the 11th BRICS Summit to be held from 13 - 14 November 2019.

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President Ramaphosa to attend 11th BRICS Summit in Brazil. President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the South Africa delegation to the 11th BRICS Summit to be held in Brasilia, Brazil from 13 - 14 November 2019.

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Public Lecture by Minister Naledi Pandor at the University of Sao Paolo, in Sao Paolo, Federative Republic of Brazil, 12 November 2019. Public Lecture by Minister Naledi Pandor at the University of Sao Paolo, in Sao Paolo, Federative Republic of Brazil, 12 November 2019.
Public Lecture by Minister Naledi Pandor at the University of Sao Paolo, in Sao Paolo, Federative Republic of Brazil, 12 November 2019.

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Deputy President Mabuza welcomes progress in the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan. Deputy President David Mabuza, in his capacity as Special Envoy to South Sudan, has welcomed progress that has been made in the implementation of the Revitalised Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan.

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Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, Pretoria, South Africa, 11-22 November 2019. Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, Pretoria, South Africa, 11-22 November 2019.

Photos: Jacoline Schoonees / DIRCO
Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, Pretoria, South Africa, 11-22 November 2019.
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South Africa in collaboration with UNIDROIT to host a Diplomatic Conference on MAC Protocol

South Africa, in collaboration with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), will on Monday, 11 November 2019 to Friday, 22 November 2019, host a Diplomatic Conference to adopt an international treaty aimed at facilitating the financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) equipment.

Date :

Monday, 11 November 2019

Time : 09H00
Venue :

DIRCO Conference Centre
OR Tambo Building
460 Soutpansberg Road
Rietondale
Pretoria

RSVP : Mtshalip@dirco.gov.za
Enquiries :

Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974

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President Ramaphosa congratulates President Nyusi following his re-election. President Cyril Ramaphosa has congratulated President Filipe Nyusi of the Republic of Mozambique following his recent re-election.
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Keynote Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Islamic Relief South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 November 2019. Keynote Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Islamic Relief South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 November 2019.
Keynote Address by Minister Naledi Pandor at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Islamic Relief South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 November 2019.

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Address by South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner: Islamic Relief South Africa at The Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg, on 8 November 2019. The role of civil society in advancing human security. I wish to begin by congratulating Islamic relief on this important marker in its existence, 15 years of service to humanity.

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Minister Pandor to deliver a keynote address at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Islamic Relief South Africa, in Johannesburg

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, will deliver a keynote address at the 15th Year Anniversary Gala Dinner of the Islamic Relief South Africa, at The Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg, at 18h30, today, 08 November 2019.

Date :

Friday, 8 November 2019

Time : 18H30
Venue : The Houghton Hotel
Johannesburg
Enquiries : Lunga Ngqengelele, 082 566 0446
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Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the SMME Programme of the Second South Africa Investment Conference, University of Johannesburg, Soweto, 7 November 2019. I would like to welcome you to Soweto, a name that is known around the world, a place of such extraordinary history.

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Minister Naledi Pandor represents South Africa as the outgoing Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) at the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019. Minister Naledi Pandor represents South Africa as the outgoing Chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) at the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019.

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Minister Naledi Pandor presents South Africa’s Handing Over Report to the Minister of State, Mr Ahmed Al Sayegh, of the United Arab Emirates, at the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019.

Minister Naledi Pandor presents South Africa’s Handing Over Report to the Minister of State, Mr Ahmed Al Sayegh, of the United Arab Emirates, at the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019.

Photo: Katlholo Maifadi / DIRCO

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Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, of the United Arab Emirates, on the sidelines of the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019. Meeting between Minister Naledi Pandor and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, of the United Arab Emirates, on the sidelines of the 19th Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers Meeting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 7 November 2019.

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Opening Remarks and Country Statement by Minister GNM Pandor at the 19th Meeting of the IORA Council of Ministers (COM), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Thursday, 7 November 2019. On behalf of IORA, I wish to welcome you all to the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi for the 19th IORA Council of Ministers Meeting.

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South Africa to host a Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a Protocol that will create an International Legal Framework for the Financing of Mining, Agricultural and Construction (MAC) Equipment, 11 – 22 November 2019. South Africa, in collaboration with the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT), will host a Diplomatic Conference to adopt an international treaty aimed at facilitating the financing of MAC equipment.

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Closing Remarks by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Second Africa Investment Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 6 November 2019. As the second South Africa Investment Conference draws to a close, I believe I am speaking on behalf of everyone here when I say we are immensely encouraged by the attendance of so many of us here.

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Opening Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Second South Africa Investment Conference, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, 6 November 2019. It is my great privilege to warmly welcome you all to the 2019 South Africa Investment Conference.

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